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mcdonald, edge john mccain has -- i have known them a long time and greatly benefited from your insight and contribution. i also want to say how grateful i am to may your look berg. i have aver doubted he supported work-based welfare policy and he wanted me to stand strong and defensive policies that reduce our welfare by more than 700,000 recipient. increased work rate for single mother and reduce poverty. i want to credit and thank deputy mayor linda gibbs for maintaining these accomplishments while at the same time pushing me and everyone in the government to do more to raid the economic perspective of low-income nighers. finally, i need to let you know i represent a large 14,000-person city agency. one of the remarkable and under appreciated aspect of welcome reform in new york city is the extent to which our employees have endorsed and acted on the personal responsibility emphasis and work focus of welfare reform. it's a little known fact that the best way and quickest way to find an ardent reformers on the front line of our cities welfare agency. we couldn't have accomplis
lost by a wide margin in 1996, john kerry, john mccain, none of them was in negative territory. all of them had more people viewing them favorably than unfavorably. this was really something we hadn't seen before in election polling. now, part of that reflects the greater polarization of american politics right now. it used to be the case that a lot of voters of the other side even though they were committed to voting democratic still would like the other guy. i mean, even in 2008, you know, a lot of democrats liked john mccain. they thought he was an okay guy, they just weren't going to vote for him. and now i think we're in a period of kind of greater partisanship in some respects so that his ratings were much lower among obama supporters and democrats in general than is typical for that kind of cross-party opposition. but the bigger issue was among independent voters, among the sort of middle of the electorate. he was just an unappealing candidate, and it wasn't just that they weren't excited about him, they actively didn't like him. to say that you feel unfavorably about somebod
, minister of national defense for colombia, welcome. senator john mccain of arizona, someone who i personally have had the honor to interview back in washington since he was a congressman from the early '80s. welcome, senator. and our wonderful host, pete mackay. and finally, josef joffe. senator, i would like to start with you. the first panel yesterday was looking at this question of a new normal, and the united states' current light footprint strategy. i could literally feel you chomping at the bit as one of the panelists discussed what he saw as the u.s. role in the world being in such a state of flux now. but we are less willing than ever before to step up to try to solve the chaos in the world, especially when there's no pressing national interest. >> first of all, i think we have to as politicians understand what our constituents, what our citizens, what their priorities are and what their concerns are. our former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff made a comment that's been b often quoted, he said our greatest national security threat is our economy. and i think that tha
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